Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers Caution Pennsylvania and New Jersey Drivers: No Vehicle is Safe on Ice

The National Weather Service is responsible for clearly communicating how dangerous it is to drive in icy road conditions.

In spite of all the latest technology that is utilized  when designing and manufacturing today’s automobiles, one hard fact remains:  It is impossible to drive safely at a speed greater than 45 mph on any type of roadway that is impacted by freezing rain, sleet, ice or snow.  Top grade snow tires coupled with antilock braking systems only slightly reduce dangers.   It is extremely important for the public to realize that drivers can easily lose control of their vehicles and become involved in a car accident if they do not slow down when icy conditions are present.

Many motorists are under the misconception that cars and trucks equipped with state-of-the-art brakes, tires, and steering systems are less likely to spin out of control when driving inhazardous weather conditions.  In reality, any vehicle operating on ice can skid and fish tail.  Drivers who exceed 45 mph in icy weather conditions are at an increased risk for being involved in a serious car accident.  The only way to be relatively safe when driving in frozen conditions is to travel at slower speeds.

The Dangers of Icy Roadways

Black ice is a thin layer of frozen water that is very hard to detect because roadways appear wet, rather than icy.  It is often associated with freezing rain. Without warning, cars can lose control when confronted with black ice.  Drivers must avoid the temptation to brake if their car begins to skid on ice. It is best to steer a car in the direction of the skid while keeping feet off the gas pedal.

Icy surfaces that are visible on roadways should be avoided whenever possible.  Drivers need to proceed slowly and cautiously while looking ahead so they can spot any possible icy spots on roads. Accumulating snow also causes icy conditions to build-up on roadways. Driving under 45 mph while using low beams is the best way to avoid a car accident in wintry conditions.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Edelstein Law Represent Car Accident Victims Injured in Hazardous Weather Conditions

If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident due to poor weather conditions, get immediate medical attention and call the Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Edelstein Law, LLP . We work hard to recover the compensation to which you or your family member may be entitled.  Call our Philadelphia office at 215-893-9311 or 856-809-3150 in New Jersey, or you can complete on online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

The National Weather Service is responsible for clearly communicating how dangerous it is to drive in icy road conditions.

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